Toledo Harbor Lighthouse, 2018
In 1966 the Toledo Harbor Lighthouse was automated by the US Coast Guard, effectively ending the era of live-in lighthouse keepers. Further changes came in 1985 when the original lens was replaced with a smaller more efficient lens. In 1995, the original lens was removed to be placed on display and is currently at the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Nature Center at Maumee Bay State Park.
The US Coast Guard continues to manage the light, but the lighthouse is now owned by the Toledo Lighthouse Preservation Society. In 2020, through a combination of private donations and grants, the society was able to begin restoring the lighthouse.
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